Saturday, June 9, 2012

Peanut Butter and Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies [Sugar-Free & Egg-Free]

Rainy days make for a perfect afternoon of baking! I found this recipe a few weeks ago and decided today was the day to try it out. When I see recipes for sweets that are a little healthier, I'm always anxious to give them a try! Being such a sucker for sweets, making cookies healthier validates eating a dozen (or two).

Here's what you need:
3 large bananas
1/2 cup of peanut butter
1/4 cup canola or olive oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups old-fashioned or quick oats (to make the recipe gluten-free, opt for gluten-free oats)
1/3 cup shredded coconut
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2-1 cup dark chocolate chips

Here's what you do:
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Combine mashed bananas, peanut butter, olive oil, and vanilla is a large bowl.
2. Mix dry ingredients in another bowl.
3. Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Stir in chocolate chips.
4. Spoon onto greased cookie sheet and bake for 12-14 minutes.

The original recipe called for all-natural creamy peanut butter, but I used crunchy and it turned out fine! The cookies were really good and tasted almost like huge granola bites. They weren't as sweet as cookies, but that means I didn't feel guilty eating them either! All-in-all the cookies were a perfect addition to my rainy day and I will definitely be making them again!

1 comment:

  1. yum, sounds sooo delicious! Love coconut, love peanutbutter and looove chocolate! And then without the guilty feeling, amazing! This recipe is perfect for me, thank you so much for sharing (:


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